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Poster: William Tell Date: Jan 7, 2009 9:36pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Aloha kâkou! (1/23/70)

Whoa...wonder where they played at DHead? I've hiked up that a few times, in fact, the first was in 70!

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Poster: SkyDawg Date: Jan 7, 2009 10:40pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Aloha kâkou! (1/23/70)

They played inside the crater. Rock bands and local performers like Gabby Pahinui and the Peter Moon Band used to put on music festivals there. I never had the pleasure of going, but they were legendary. As HeLives points out the Dead's performance there is only rumor as far as I know. There are reports from people who lived here back then of some "mystery gigs" by the Dead back then but I believe these were the Red Vest club shows. I didn't move here till 1979. If the Dead played Diamond Head I'll bet it was a great show. The Red Vest show is really nice other than poor sound quality on some of it. The Dead didn't draw well at the Civic so they ended up playing at the smaller venue. Qicksilver used to have a recording studio in Hawaii back then with Dan Healy that built in a WWII era bomb shelter so the Dead had friends here.
The music festivals were shut down (in part) because of all the open pakalolo (pot) smoking. The local bands would record live shows there because the vibe was so good.

This post was modified by SkyDawg on 2009-01-08 06:40:47

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Poster: gergev Date: Mar 14, 2009 12:04pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Aloha kâkou! (1/23/70)

Where was the Red Vest "club"? I lived on Oahu from 1969-79 and don't remember it.
I didn't catch the Dead while there (although I did at Fillmore West & Winterland), but I went to many of the crater shows. Dead did not play there, but I remember John Cippolina.
I also saw Quicksilver (forget exact year) at the Andrews Outdoor Ampitheater at Univ of Hawaii Manoa. It was probably one the all-time best (and one of the loudest) shows I have ever seen.

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Poster: gergev Date: Mar 14, 2009 12:39pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Aloha kâkou! (1/23/70)

Oh, this is where they were
http://74.125.47.132/search?q=cache:07JvouESu_cJ:www.dead.net/archives/1970/artwork/honolulu-civic-auditorium-june-70-poster+honolulu+civic+auditorium&;cd=5&hl=en&ct=clnk&gl=us

I guess a lot of boots/tapelists/torrents should update red vest to civic center.

This post was modified by gergev on 2009-03-14 19:39:44

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Poster: gergev Date: Mar 14, 2009 12:50pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Aloha kâkou! (1/23/70)

The early 70's was a great time for concerts in Hawaii.
Bands wanted to come there for the weather, yet the local population was mainly oblivious, making for an uncrowded, cool scene.
Crater Sunshine Festivals had plenty of room.
Andrews Amphitheater and Civic Center, very small venues.
I saw Devo at Univ of Hawaii CAFETERIA (mid-late 70's), with maybe 50 people there.
Talking Heads; conference room in Holiday Inn AIRPORT(!) on Oahu.
Steve Miller at the Hilo Armory (70, 71?), just a small open floor gathering.

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Poster: William Tell Date: Jan 8, 2009 6:42am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Aloha kâkou! (1/23/70)

Very cool! HeLives shot below is great...love the place. ONly been a handful of times over the years, and imagine it is crowded now, but in the early 70s you could hike up to the overlook (military site; "pill box/observation posts" or some such). I didn't realize at the time that the remaining area in the crater was developed to that extent (ie, to house a show).

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Poster: He Live's Date: Jan 7, 2009 10:18pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Aloha kâkou! (1/23/70)

come on tell -- this hasn't come up before? the mysterious diamond head show?

figures that you were "almost" there -- don't be such a braggart.

really though -- it is INTRIGUING now isn't it?

cheers

Photobucket

(that links to the "red vest" 3 nights later.)


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Poster: William Tell Date: Jan 8, 2009 6:44am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Aloha kâkou! (1/23/70)

Nope! At least if it did come up, I don't recall. Hey--that is an outstanding photo! Never seen it from that vantage. The place I hiked to is right at the bottom of your shot, where the military looked out over the water to the south...

Thanks dude!

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Poster: SkyDawg Date: Jan 7, 2009 11:33pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Aloha kâkou! (1/23/70)

A look at Quicksilver Messenger Services show base showed they (QMS) played at Diamond Head on 6/7/70 (the Dead were at Fillmore West that night) and at the Red Vest Inn with the Grateful Dead on 6/12/70 and 6/13/70. Perhaps the two shows were confused or else both bands played there at Diamond Head around the 12th. Just a guess...

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Poster: Cliff Hucker Date: Jan 8, 2009 4:18am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Aloha kâkou! (1/23/70)

I know Hanno and Uli have done a great job, but those patches are tough, especially during what could be a best ever Speedway Boogie!

I cant find any evidence of the Diamond Head show, but at least some portion of the uncirculating Hawaii shows exists in the vault. Check out this Other One from 6/12/70 at the Tapers Section...

http://www.dead.net/features/tapers-section/june-11-june-17-2007

Mahalo!

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Poster: William Tell Date: Jan 8, 2009 6:44am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Aloha kâkou! (1/23/70)

Nope! At least if it did come up, I don't recall. Hey--that is an outstanding photo! Never seen it from that vantage. The place I hiked to is right at the bottom of your shot, where the military looked out over the water to the south...

Thanks dude!